Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners

Celebrating TWENTY years of
“Promoting safe use and ownership of firearms through education, litigation, and legislation”
1996 – 2016

Places to Avoid While Armed

Certain businesses in Michigan have either posted no-guns ‘signs’ or have indicated in their ‘business policy’ that persons lawfully licensed to carry concealed firearms for self defense are not welcome on their property or within their place of business.

This policy of denying Michigan’s most upstanding and law abiding men and women the right to resist criminal attack while shopping or doing business does not create a safe environment, as only law-abiding citizens will obey their signs. “No-Guns” signs simply mean that criminals have a lot less to worry about and may even be emboldened to commit armed criminal acts in these so-called “gun free environments”.

Although most businesses in Michigan have chosen not to post discriminatory signs against concealed pistol license holders, some have. Even though these businesses have the right to post no firearms allowed signs, it does NOT mean that they are “gun free environments” as criminals intent on robbery, or worse, will continue to be armed.View List

Executive Director’s Message

Summer 2017: MCRGO is about to try something new and I’m the guy to blame if it doesn’t go well. We’ve noticed that 94% of you have an e-mail address on file. And the weekly E’News subscribers continue to grow. Unfortunately, only 10%-20% of our members have participated in recent MCRGO elections over the past decade. Read More

Michigan & National News

The Republican-led Michigan House has voted to reduce the penalty for having an expired concealed pistol license
2017/09/27 – USN&WR
The House also approved a measure that would require municipalities to align their gun ordinances to state law and would make Michigan only the fourth state to penalize local governments for not complying.

Concealed carry permit holders less reckless behind wheel than other drivers, study says
2017/09/25 – FoxNews.com
The Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun advocacy research group, said that data from Michigan shows that drivers without concealed carry permits were 12.2 times more likely to violate the law.

Police investigating rash of gun shop break-ins
2017/09/25 – MLive
Three gun shops in the Grand Rapids area were broken into within a matter of hours from Saturday night to early Sunday morning, officials said Monday afternoon.

Concealed-carry gun debate gains traction in Michigan Legislature
2017/09/24 – Detroit Free Press
The debate over the right to bear arms appears to be brewing again in the Michigan Legislature.

Rep. Hughes bill protects rights of law-abiding gun owners
2017/09/14 – WWMT
State Rep. Holly Hughes introduced legislation protecting the fundamental rights of legal gun owners who apply to become foster parents in Michigan.

As U.S. politics turn deadly, Michigan threats decline
2017/09/14 – Lansing State Journal
Leonard said he sees no need to install metal detectors or prohibit guns at the statehouse.